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Hey Canada! How Do You Take Your Coffee?

There aren't many rituals that unite working Canadians like the morning cup of coffee (sorry tea drinkers). You might work in an office in a big city, a suburban school, a farm or even from the comfor...
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One Death Isn't Reason Enough to Ban Energy Drinks

A Maryland couple is suing a beverages maker after their 14-year-old daughter died of a heart attack after consuming two 24-ounce Monster beverages over a 24-hour period. But there is little reason to believe that a regulatory crackdown on energy drinks would bring meaningful public health benefits. To put it crudely, one child dying from caffeine toxicity is not an epidemic. By contrast, roughly 700 children drown annually in the United States, mostly in swimming pools. But no one would want to live in a country where kids aren't allowed near swimming pools. The real take away from this story is that despite the fact that we live at the safest time in human history, risk cannot be eliminated entirely.